Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Candles In the Night

Last night, around 9:00 pm, the electricity went out in most of Mililani. My wonderful wife, Daughter #3 and I grabbed some flashlights, found some candles and lit them. Our living room looked like a religious shrine with candles, large and small, flickering in the darkness.

Although the power was out for over three hours I still managed to take a hot shower and finish a Sudoku puzzle before falling asleep for the night. The last one up blew out the candles.

No harm was done. We were not inconvenienced in any real way. And the candlelight was beautiful.

For a short time we were transported back into a time before electricity; a time without light bulbs, television, computers and DVDs. Things may not have been simpler back then but time was not as rushed and the world was quieter, calmer and the stars could be seen in their full night-time glory.

And, as I said, the candles were beautiful.